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					                           Assurances – Non-Construction Programs
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Note: Certain of these assurances may not be applicable to your project or program. If
      you have questions, please contact the awarding agency. Further, certain Federal
      assistance awarding agencies may require applicants to certify to additional
      assurances. If such is the case, you will be notified.

As the duly authorized representative of the applicant, I certify that the applicant:

1.       Has the legal authority to apply for Federal assistance, and the institutional,
         managerial and financial capability (including funds sufficient to pay the non-
         Federal share of project costs) to ensure proper planning, management and
         completion of the project described in this application.
2.       Will give the awarding agency, the Comptroller General of the United States, and,
         if appropriate, the State, through any authorized representative, access to and the
         right to examine all records, books, papers, or documents related to the assistance;
         and will establish a proper accounting system in accordance with generally
         accepted accounting standards or agency directives.
3.       Will establish safeguards to prohibit employees from using their positions for a
         purpose that constitutes or presents the appearance of personal or organizational
         conflict of interest, or personal gain.
4.       Will initiate and complete the work within the applicable time frame after receipt
         of approval of the awarding agency.
5.       Will comply with the Intergovernmental Personnel Act of 1970 (42 U.S.C. 4728-
         4763) relating to prescribed standards for merit systems for programs funded
         under one of the nineteen statutes or regulations specified in Appendix A of
         OPM’s Standards for a Merit System of Personnel Administration (5 C.F.R. 900,
         Subpart F).
6.       Will comply with all Federal statutes relating to non-discrimination. These
         include, but are not limited to: (a) Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (P.L.
         88-352), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color or national
         origin; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended (20
         U.S.C. 1681-1683, and 1685-1686), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of
         sex; (c) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C.
         794), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of handicaps; (d) the Age
         Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6101-6107), which prohibits
         discrimination on the basis of age; (e) the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act
         of 1972 (P.L. 93-255), as amended, relating to non-discrimination on the basis of
         drug abuse; (f) the Comprehensive Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention,
         Treatment and Rehabilitation Act of 1970 (P.L. 91-616), as amended, relating to
      non-discrimination on the basis of alcohol abuse or alcoholism; (g) 523 and 527
      of the Public Health Service Act of 1912 (42 U.S.C.290 dd-3 and 290 ee-3, as
      amended, relating to confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records; (h)
      Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 3601 et seq.), as amended,
      relating to non-discrimination in the sale, rental and financing of housing; (i) any
      other non-discrimination provisions in the specific statute(s) under which
      application for Federal assistance is being made, and (j) the requirements on any
      other non-discrimination statute(s) which may apply to the application.
7.    Will comply, or has already complied, with the requirements of Title II and III of
      the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of
      1970 (P.L. 91-646) which provide for fair and equitable treatment of persons
      displaced or whose property is acquired as a result of Federal or federally assisted
      programs. These requirements apply to all interests in real property acquired for
      project purposes regardless of Federal participation in purchases.
8.    Will comply with the provisions of the Hatch Act (5 U.S.C. 1501-1508 and 7324-
      7328) which limit the political activities of employees whose principal
      employment activities are funded in whole or in part with Federal funds.
9.    Will comply, as applicable, with the provisions of the Davis-Bacon Act (40
      U.S.C. 276a to 276a-7), the Copeland Act (40 U.S.C. 276c and 18 U.S.C. 874),
      and the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S. C. 327-333),
      regarding labor standards for federally assisted construction subagreements.
10.   Will comply, if applicable, with flood insurance purchase requirements of Section
      102(a) of the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 (P.L. 93-234), which requires
      recipients in a special flood hazard area to participate in the program and to
      purchase flood insurance if the total cost of insurable construction and acquisition
      is $10,000 or more.
11.   Will comply with environmental standards, which may be prescribed pursuant to
      the following: (a) institution of environmental quality control measures under the
      National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (P.L. 91-190) and Executive Order
      (EO) 11514; (b) notification of violating facilities pursuant to EO 11738; (c)
      protection of wetland pursuant to EO 11990; (d) evaluation of flood hazards in
      floodplains in accordance with EO 11988; (e) assurance of project consistency
      with the approved State management program developed under the Coastal Zone
      Management Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1451 et seq.); (f) conformity of Federal
      actions to State (Clean Air) Implementation Plans under Section 176(c) of the
      Clean Air Act of 1955, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.); (g) protection of
      underground sources of drinking water under the Safe Drinking Water Act of
      1974, as amended, (P.L. 93-523); and (h) protection of endangered species under
      the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended, (P.L. 93-205).
12.   Will comply with the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 (16 U.S.C. 1271 et
      seq.) related to protecting components or potential components of the national
      wild and scenic rivers system.
13.   Will assist the awarding agency in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the
      National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended (16 U.S.C. 470), EO
      11593 (identification and protection of historic properties), and the
      Archaeological and Historic Preservation Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 469a-1 et seq.).
14.   Will comply with P.L. 93-348 regarding the protection of human subjects
      involved in research, development, and related activities supported by this award
      of assistance.
15.   Will comply with the Laboratory Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (P.L. 89-544, as
      amended, 7 U.S.C. 2131 et seq.) pertaining to the care, handling, and treatment of
      warm blooded animals held for research, teaching, or other activities supported by
      this award of assistance.
16.   Will comply with the Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act (42 U.S.C.
      4801 et seq.), which prohibits the use of lead-based paint in construction or
      rehabilitation of residence structures.
17.   Will cause to be performed the required financial and compliance audits in
      accordance with the Single Audit Act of 1984.
18.   Will comply with all applicable requirements of all other Federal laws, executive
      orders, regulations and policies governing this program.

				
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